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Friday, January 19, 2018

The US will take action for non-compliance by Russia of the Treaty on open skies

Washington is preparing to impose retaliatory measures in connection with the alleged failure by Russia of the Treaty on open skies. About this media said the U.S. state Department, noting that the us government can repeal these measures if the Russian side will return to their obligations. The state Department said it had long been concerned about the issue of fulfillment by Russia of the agreement and intend to encourage Moscow to listen more closely to these concerns.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

As writes on Wednesday, the RIA Novosti news Agency with reference to the representative of the state Department, the United States is taking measures in connection with the alleged failure by Russia of the open skies Treaty providing for mutual inspections of countries in the airspace of each other.

According to the representative of the American foreign Ministry in Washington have long been concerned about this issue.

“After repeated unsuccessful attempts at diplomatic communication with Moscow, we decided to take reasonable and proportionate measures in response to the failure by Russia of conditions of the contract”, — quotes Agency the words of the interlocutor.

The state Department also expressed hope that reciprocal steps the United States will encourage the Russian side to pay more attention to this issue.

“We hope that this will change Russia’s calculations and encourage you to communicate with us about our concerns in a constructive way”, – said the representative office.

The United States will abolish these measures as soon as Russia will again begin to comply with its obligations, assured the state Department.


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